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February 2020

Shelter Diversion 2.0 training

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This advanced diversion training, open only to staff in Coordinated Access Network (CAN) shelter diversion programs, will prepare shelter diversion program…

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March 2020

Effective Skills for De-Escalation

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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April 2020

Shelter to Housing Crash Course

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm Register Here During this time of the COVID-19 crisis it is even more important to be housing focused so individuals can be permanently housed, which will maximize their ability to social distance. CCEH will be conducting a webinar for service providers that will review best practices to ensure that experiences of homelessness are rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Guidance will be given on eligibility, how to have problem solving conversations while developing exit strategies, access emergency…

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May 2020

DPH Guidance for Shelter Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, May 4, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm Register Here During the COVID-19 crisis it is extremely important that service providers and health providers are working together. This webinar will cover the latest DPH COVID-19 guidance for shelters providers on how to access testing through the state lab, workflows for hospital discharge of homeless individuals, workflows for monitoring, isolating, testing, and caring for COVID positive individuals in shelters and hotels, including housekeeping and more.

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Shelter Diversion During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm Register Here Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This webinar will discuss how to conduct a diversion conversation and special considerations to have…

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Universal COVID-19 Testing in Shelters: Learning from the Experience of Hartford’s The Open Hearth

May 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:30pm-2:30pm Register Here The new normal for shelter providers in our state will include systematic COVID-19 testing, isolating and cohorting residents, and operating at lower capacity. Shelter providers in Connecticut can learn from the experience of the Open Hearth, the first shelter in Connecticut to implement systematic COVID-19 testing. Executive Director Marilyn Rossetti and City of Hartford Health and Human Services Director Liany Arroyo will share the summary results from the bi-weekly COVID-19 testing that has…

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June 2020

Hotels to Homes: Rapidly Housing from Hotels During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm Register Here The Housing First principle is vital now more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the country, forcing people to socially distance, isolate, and quarantine themselves. With shelters expanding to hotels during the statewide decompression process, shelter providers now have added layers to navigate through in order to help people identify and obtain safe and permanent housing. This webinar will discuss goals and strategies of maintaining a housing focus during the…

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Working with Landlords to Rapidly House Successfully: Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm Register Here Connecticut is a ‘Housing First’ state; we believe that homelessness should be ‘rare, brief, and non-recurring’. In order to do this successfully it is essential to have an extensive network of landlords to help identify housing options. This webinar will emphasize the importance of landlord engagement and the provider-landlord relationship. Supportive housing providers that have been very successful in this area will be joining us to provide housing tips, tools, and strategies for…

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Update on the Status of Evictions in Connecticut During the COVID-19 Crisis

June 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

New Webinar Scheduled on Evictions During COVID-19 CCEH has partnered with the CT Fair Housing Center, Connecticut Legal Services, and CT Department of Housing to provide you with an “Update on the Status of Evictions in Connecticut During the COVID-19 Crisis”. This webinar will be held on Thursday, June 25th from 2:30pm-3:30pm, and will discuss the end of Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7x as it relates to Protections for Residential Renters Impacted by COVID-19. Please register for this webinar here.

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July 2020

Having a Harm Reduction Approach During a Pandemic

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 & July 15, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Register Here The world is currently going through a pandemic and during this difficult time it is extremely important for service providers to have a harm reduction approach. This webinar will consists of two sessions: Session 1 will provide an overview of the harm reduction principles, provide harm reduction interventions and discuss how to apply these principles and practices in your work with people who use drugs; Session 2 will provide…

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